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  •  An ambitious painting! Can't wait to see how you.. (12+ / 0-)

    handle all those reflections.

    I finished up the final details on my last painting; overall I'm reasonably pleased with it, though I can already see a few things I'd do differently. Each painting teaches me something new.    
    Canisteo road 5

    This week I started a new painting based on a digital photo I took in Shenandoah National Park in 2010 on a hiking trip with the wife. Good times.
    Shenandoah dogwood photo

    I started out very quickly blocking in the major shapes and values, starting with the neutral sky and moving forward to the mountain shadow & highlight shapes. Other than the initial color mixing, it only took me about 40 minutes to get here:
    Shenandoah dogwood

    This morning I adjusted a few edges and started painting in the forest texture, trying to match the warm/cool color 'temperature' of the various greens. This brought me here:
    Shenandoah dogwood1

    I can hardly wait to get started on the dogwood tree in the foreground.

    •  Congratulations on completing... (6+ / 0-)

      ....the earlier painting.  Those telephone poles seemed like quite a challenge but you did very well.  

      The new piece seems to be coming along very well.  In fact, if you stopped right now it could be called finished.  I can't wait to see what you do with it.  

      I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

      by boran2 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:05:12 AM PST

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